10 - Maurice Beggs
Maurice Beggs
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arima, Trinidad
Position: F
Major: Business Administration
Last School: Middle Georgia

2009: Appeared in all 17 of Upstate’s matches and made 16 starts... Led the Spartans in goals (7), points (14) and shots on-goal (14)... In the match against Presbyterian (9/26), Beggs scored the game-tying goal in 77th minute and delivered the winning goal in the 109th minute as Upstate claimed the 2-1 victory in Clinton, S.C... Scored a goal in each of the Spartans final four matches of the season, at North Florida (10/25), Belmont (10/30), Lipscomb (11/1) and Gardner-Webb (11/4).

Before USC Upstate: A standout starter for two seasons at Middle Georgia for head coach Vincent Gill... Led the team to two appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament... Advanced to the quarterfinals his freshman season and the semifinals as a sophomore... Led the team with 16 goals as a freshman and 20 as a sophomore... Named Offensive Player of the Year both seasons... A Dean’s List student... Graduated with honors.

High School/Club: A three-sport athlete at St. Mary’s College for head coach Jason Edwards... Lettered in cricket and track in addition to soccer... Played for the U-20 team since he was 14 years old... Player of the year when he was 16... Played on the U-17 Trinidad National Team... Also called up for the U-20 Trinidad National Team... Helped lead the squad to a second-place finish in the National Milo Soccer Tournament... Honored as an ambassador for St. Mary’s.

Personal: Bornon Apr. 10, 1988 in St. Joseph’s, Trinidad... Son of Michael Beggs and Vilma Ali... Has four brothers and five sisters... A business management major... Favorite movie is “Inception”... Favorite singer/music group is G-Unit/50 Cent... Favorite Book is “To Kill a Mockingbird”... Favorite actor is Bruce Willis... Favorite foods are roti and pelau... Favorite sports figure is Dwight Yorke... Favorite quote is “Believe and Achieve”... Most admires Nelson Mandela... Aspires to be a professional soccer player... Likes playing soccer, browsing the internet and hanging out.